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Favorite New Resources for Back to School?
Sarah, This one is timely because of the solar eclipse. https://learn.weatherstem.com/modules/learn/lessons/166/21.html

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:56 PM

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General Science and Teaching
New weatherSTEM Interactive Lesson for Solar Eclipse
We created a special weatherSTEM Eclipse module for NSTA Members and teachers at large. https://learn.weatherstem.com/modules/learn/lessons/166/index.html There is no charge and it can be used by students and staff. The Eclipse lesson includes interactivity and fusion of live weather data...

by Mark Hyer > Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:28 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Teach STEM Outside!
Do you have any outdoor space at all? If so you could try container gardening, set up a weather station, and conduct some shadow experiments. I do agree being outside is beneficial to students.

by Pamela Dupre > Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:28 AM

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Research in Science Education
The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Flavio, I am very glad that you responded with this collection from the Virtual Conference. Although the Virtual Conference was several months ago, the archive and the resources become more relevant as we get closer to August. I suspect more people will be looking for these resources over the ...

by Donald Boonstra > Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:01 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
I found the Changing climate Science Object really helpful in explaining changes in the atmosphere and climate. I also have a much better understanding of how ice cores and deep sea sediment can provide a record of what happened over thousands and millions of years. There was also a clear explanati...

by Cheryl Champy > Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:34 PM

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Earth and Space Science
weather and Elementary
Great post! Maybe reading picture books about weather and showing pictures online through your projector different pictures of different weather patterns. Also, take them outside and specifically talk about the weather, all throughout the school year. Continually ask them about what weather is ha...

by Julie Wylie > Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:13 PM

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Early Childhood
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer!...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:38 PM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer!...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:37 PM

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Physical Science
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer!...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:37 PM

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Life Science
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer!...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:34 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer!...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:33 PM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- May 31, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May31.pdf   This will be the last issue of Science Current Events for the school year.  Have a great summer! ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed May 31, 2017 4:31 PM

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Earth and Space Science
STEAM + Economics + Equity? Strange bedfellows, but oh, how STEAM-EE
Empower Students and Revolutionize Learning with the Hottest Content Around Recently, American educators, students, and citizens have found it necessary to stand up for the protection of science as well as climate change research. Many of us understand that advancing science education and inquiry...

by Susan Santone > Tue May 30, 2017 5:51 PM

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STEM
Paleontology
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossils/junior-paleontologist.htm? EXPLORE  the ways that paleontologists work, and the methods and tools they use to understand ancient life. LEARN  about Earth's history, ancient plants and animals, and changes to past climate and environments. PROT...

by Pamela Dupre > Mon May 22, 2017 11:57 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
If anyone is in or around Maine, Vital Signs has some great curriculum for getting students involved in Citizen Science. It's not specifically for ocean science or climate change, but it could certainly be used in and around beaches, marshes, etc. Lots of resources on their website, and they do PD w...

by Molly Adelstein > Sat May 13, 2017 2:19 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
Greetings, Really impressed with the line up of scientists and educators assembled by NSTA, NOAA, and partners to present at today's conference. climate Change is a defining issue of our time and the Ocean is the driver of so many Earth processes that directly impact humans and ecosystems glo...

by Bruce Moravchik > Sat May 13, 2017 12:11 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
Dear All, I have seen the slides for today's conference and they are fantastic! If you haven't yet, you can still register to attend the conference. No worries if you can't join us live...by registering, you receive access to the all the recordings to watch later, on-demand. If you are attend...

by Flavio Mendez > Sat May 13, 2017 8:00 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Virtual Conference Conversation: The Dynamic Ocean - Changes and Impacts
Dear All, Join the conversation about the ocean's changes and impacts due to the changing climate, as part of the virtual conference's extended online discussion. The virtual conference  The Dynamic Ocean: Changes and Impacts  is taking place on May 13, starting at 10 am ET.  Visit the web ...

by Flavio Mendez > Wed May 10, 2017 3:19 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Gardening at school with young children
I think it is a great idea to start a garden with students. The earlier the better. Visit a gardening store near you and see what plants or flowers they recommend during fall weather. It will be exciting for students to see their very own plants grow.

by Eugenia Ruiz > Sun May 07, 2017 10:15 PM

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Early Childhood
The Wonderful World of Worms
This wonderful article promotes students and family involvement. They have the opportunity to explore together about how an earthworm interacts with different stimuli and response. The author highlights a variety of methods for students to explore in the 5E lesson plan. The 5E lesson plan is rich le...

by Viridiana Castro > Sun May 07, 2017 2:07 PM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- May 5, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017May05.pdf       Life Science Teasing apart the effects of mutations on "fitness"   [size...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Fri May 05, 2017 5:07 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Free Webinar on climate science resources May 9, 20178
Hi, everybody....I wanted to share this free Webinar coming up Tuesday afternoon. We will be giving away some prizes during the live version, and there will also be a recording for those who can't be online at that time. The Webinar is free, but you must pre-register. We hosted a similar Webinar i...

by Suzanne Taylor > Fri May 05, 2017 10:51 AM

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General Science and Teaching
New Teacher: Politics and climate Change
Zoe, You bring to this discussion board such an important topic now so more than ever in our country.  In 2011 NSTA conducted a survey about the teaching of climate change.  Most students in that survey were skeptical of climate change.  What are the numbers now, given our current political clima...

by Arlene Jurewicz Leighton > Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:45 AM

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General Science and Teaching
New Teacher: Politics and climate Change
The political climate in America and the earth's climate both seem to be struggling, with no real end in sight. And while the clash between politics and environmental science is not a new issue, I think recent events have made the two topics into exceptionally unfriendly neighbors when discussed tog...

by Zoe Ziegler > Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:51 PM

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General Science and Teaching
weather and Elementary
Hi Arielle, As a Floridian, I can totally sympathize with you, as it can be difficult to teach young children this concept when they are really only experiencing hot, sunny weather year-round. After I observed a kindergarten classroom for my field placement this semester, I have understood the im...

by Samantha Ford > Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:31 PM

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Early Childhood
Current Events in Science -- Apr. 21, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here .   http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Apr21.pdf     Life Science Naked mole-rats 'turn into plants' when oxygen is low   Deprived o...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:39 PM

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Earth and Space Science
weather and Elementary
weather is a great topic for discussion. I like the idea of discussing winter and summer. I also feel that you could talk about the weather daily.

by Amanda Perez > Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:56 AM

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Early Childhood
Gardening at school with young children
Gardening would be a great way for the students to be engaged and learn about plants. I think starting with an small garden inside the classroom be a good idea that way students can see the plants grow everyday without having to go outside. It also may be beneficial because the weather may be warmer...

by Shannyn Quirante > Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:12 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
weather can be kind of abstract for Kindergarteners to grasp. I would find to a way to slowly incorporate the terms into your daily language and scientific discussions. If you do a calendar have a student look outside and tell the class what the weather is like. Also, do yourself a favor and take yo...

by Callie Spradley > Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:16 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
weather can be kind of abstract for Kindergarteners to grasp. I would find to a way to slowly incorporate the terms into your daily language and scientific discussions. If you do a calendar have a student look outside and tell the class what the weather is like. Also, do yourself a favor and take yo...

by Callie Spradley > Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:15 PM

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Early Childhood
Technology in Kindergarten
I observed an early childhood centers last year and they were all about technology. The students used the SMART board to play games. They would use websites like ABC mouse or IXL. The students loved going to the SMART board as a center. They would also use it to watch videos and discuss the calendar...

by Itzel Zertuche > Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:26 AM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I think one way to incorporate weather into the classroom is to read fun books on weather and they can write about what their favorite type of weather and why.

by Yvis Lauzurique > Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:03 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
One way to incorporate weather into kindergarten is to use a daily weather graph in the math area. Where I student teach, the teacher graphs how the weather is everyday after the math calendar. She asks a student everyday how the weather is and then graphs it on a pocket graph. She starts it over ev...

by THU TA > Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:23 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
Hi Arielle, I am student teaching in a Kindergarten classroom and for our daily morning routine, I always ask them to look out the window and tell me what the weather is like outside. Once they answer, I ask them to explain why they think that, or why is is not........ We also have a weather grap...

by JENNIFER GARCIA > Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:19 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I would say you could have student look outside and tell you the weather. You could also play a video of perhaps a sunny day, a rainy day. You could ask them what weather it may be. Maybe have an activity with a spinner of different weather and have them dress up using that clothing.

by Virginia E Lopez > Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:44 PM

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Early Childhood
Preparing for the Future Based on Lessons from the Past: A Sustainability Makeover for Ancient History
Teachers know that kids are more likely to get engaged with learning when the curriculum reflects their lives and experiences. But what do you do if you’re teaching ancient history to middle school students? It’s hard to imagine what could be less relevant to 7 th -graders than the aqueducts of the ...

by Susan Santone > Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:21 PM

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General Science and Teaching
weather and Elementary
Maybe doing a whole group conversation about the weather for that particular day. During recess they could see what the weather is like and have a grand conversation about when they come in.

by Claudia Penaranda > Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:46 PM

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Early Childhood
Success For All, Takes Us All
climate science and our responsibility as educators Description: In our current political and scientific climate it is imperative that we equip students with the tools to intelligently discuss weather and climate science. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has numerous tools, demos, and lesso...

by Alison Thalmann > Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:57 PM

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Professional Development
Gardening at school with young children
I've gardened with my preschoolers in several states. I have had luck adding herbs to the usual food mix (I like potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, and cucumbers) Herbs also usually survive the occasional flower picking better. My current school is considered to be in a high desert climate, which ...

by Anne Lowry > Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:45 PM

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Early Childhood
Current Events in Science -- Mar. 12, 2017
Note:  The next issue of Science Current Events will appear in mid-April. If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing  here .  http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Mar12.pdf     ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:29 AM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Mar. 12, 2017
Note:  The next issue of Science Current Events will appear in mid-April. If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Mar12.pdf     Life Science ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:25 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Advice Welcomed Here
From experience, weather logs are so great for kids to see the pattern of the weather. Make two kids the weather person for the day and report the weather in the morning and in the afternoon (I live in Texas, so the weather can be vastly different between morning and afternoon!).

by Deborah Pederson > Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:12 AM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Feb. 26, 2017
Due to length limits in this forum, this is just the first part of this posting.  You can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Feb26.pdf     Life Science Australian cathedral termites   In proportion to their size...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:41 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Advice Welcomed Here
I totally agree with the idea about keeping a weather log. Discerning the difference between weather and climate is a struggle all the way through the upper elementary grades.

by Pamela Dupre > Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:40 PM

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Elementary Science
Build Your Own Earth
I found a new resource in the January 2017 issue of NAGT's "In the Trenches" magazine. It uses a series of computer models that allow you to explore the different phenomena that affect our planet's climate. There are numerous scenarios that you can run, changing CO2 levels, axial tilt, and more.  He...

by Cris Dewolf > Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:55 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Advice Welcomed Here
Hi Cami, weather systems may change within hours and it may take several months of collecting data to be able to see a pattern in the weather. Read Science and Children editor Linda Froschauer's April 2010 "Editor's Note" about weather misconceptions. Changing a misconception, also called an "e...

by Margaret Ashbrook > Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:49 AM

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Elementary Science
Advice Welcomed Here
I am a pre-service teacher that is to address a common science misconception about weather and then take away that misconception and put into place actual evidence, facts, and information. My goal is to engage, interest, and create a lesson that is complimented with an activity for Kindergarten stud...

by Cami Martin > Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:57 PM

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Elementary Science
Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
Science is a creative and fun subject! I think that it would be beneficial to integrate science into other areas, such as Math, Reading, Technology, and Engineering. Science is everywhere, it is a creative process that students can take part of without even realizing it. I would use books, and discu...

by Cami Martin > Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:47 PM

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Early Childhood
Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
Science is a creative and fun subject! I think that it would be beneficial to integrate science into other areas, such as Math, Reading, Technology, and Engineering. Science is everywhere, it is a creative process that students can take part of without even realizing it. I would use books, and discu...

by Cami Martin > Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:44 PM

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Early Childhood
Gardening at school with young children
I think either option would do well, depending on the weather in your particular location. I love the idea of having a school garden for kids to be involved with. How do you decide what to plant or how large of a garden your students can support?

by Libby Colston > Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:20 PM

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Early Childhood
Incorporating Everyday Science in the Classroom
I think incorporating science into a lesson would be fairly easy, since science is all around us. You could integrate science with another subject, like reading for example and present a book that is science related. There are lots of books about planets, animals, and other topics. You could also us...

by Ariel Gordy > Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:17 PM

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Elementary Science
5-E Lesson Plan
Hi guys! I'm writing my first 5-E Lesson Plan about either weather, the water cycle, or the movement of the stars. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! :) Best, Meagan 

by Meagan Ahl > Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:43 AM

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Elementary Science
Experiments with younger Elementary
Jenna, While coming up with activities for one of my children's literacy books ( cloudy with a chance of meatballs), I came across a weather experiment with clouds. It uses little materials and is a great visual for kids! The materials are shaving cream, a clear container, water and colored dye. ...

by Jessica Ferguson > Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:24 PM

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Elementary Science
Science for Kindergarteners
Hello!  I am preparing to teach a science lesson to a Kindergarten class and they are currently studying "extreme weather". Does anyone have any ideas for an interactive lesson on this topic that would keep the students engaged?  Thank you! 

by Brooke Ervin > Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:55 PM

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Elementary Science
Keeping Students Engaged
I think that a good idea for engaging students in different science discussions would be to choose things that they are able to relate to. For example, a conversation starter could be as simple as asking students if they've been on any recent family vacations or trips where they have spent time in n...

by Brooke Ervin > Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:49 PM

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New Teachers
Kindergarten Science
I am a preservice teacher in a kindergarten classroom this semester, and I am looking for a fun and engaging lesson for my students! My mentor teacher says that she is "weathered-out" and wants to stay away from that topic. Any suggestions for maybe a life cycle lesson?

by Zoe Huizenga > Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:16 PM

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Elementary Science
weather and Elementary
I like the idea of going outside and seeing the different types of weather and exploring what is really out in the world.

by Jessica Cronin > Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:36 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I use a chant with movement to define weather. Sunshine (shade eyes) wind (wave fingers in an S-shape in front of face), snow or rain (point with one finger on each hand, like counting), temperature (we touch our ear, like the school nurse using an ear thermometer) in a certain place (point at the ...

by Marianne Cane > Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:05 AM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
What are some engaging but meaningful activities young students can do to get them thinking about weather and seasons? What would be the best way to help them remember the different characteristics of each season?

by Marissa Reyes > Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:59 PM

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Early Childhood
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:33 AM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:33 AM

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Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:32 AM

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Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:32 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:32 AM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:31 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Current Events in Science -- Jan. 28, 2017
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2017Jan28.pdf     Life Science Parasite wasp escapes by tunneling through its host's head   ...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:30 AM

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Chemistry
weather and Elementary
Another great way to incorporate weather into your classroom would be during your calendar time. Have the students tell you what the weather was like today when they came to school (rainy, sunny, cloudy, windy). We do this in my class and the students have really grasped the difference between weath...

by Lindsey Zhang > Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:08 AM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I have read many of the brilliant ideas through the the replies hear on this post. There are so many ways to implement weather and the outdoors into the curriculum and I believe it is imperative to correlate it with the significance of the environment. I believe children should be taught even at a y...

by Michael Van Ossenbruggen > Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:46 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I really enjoyed Holly Schum’s comment that she would reinforce the different types of weather that occur by asking students daily what type of weather they’ve encountered that day. I like the idea of finding books or a book series that could discuss the given season or reinforce appropriate weather...

by Brittany Cebada > Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:57 AM

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Early Childhood
weather Summer Camps for Students
Do you have any students with a strong interest in Meteorology? Check out these opportunities for this coming summer. [color=#222222][font=arial, sans-serif] City College of New York, New York NOAA's National weather Service - Summer weather Camps   University of Wisconsi...

by Cris Dewolf > Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:25 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Current Events in Science -- Dec. 16, 2016
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2016Dec16.pdf     This is the last science news report for 2016. Happy Holidays and Best Wis...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:53 PM

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Physical Science
Current Events in Science -- Dec. 16, 2016
If this gets cut off before the end (as sometimes happens in these forums), you can find the whole thing here . http://www.msb-science.com/ScienceNews/Science-Current-Events-2016Dec16.pdf     This is the last science news report for 2016. Happy Holidays and Best Wis...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:43 AM

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Earth and Space Science
weather and Elementary
I have noticed classroom teachers having the weather checker as a job every morning. I would also incorporate a lot of books about weather into literacy time.

by Sara Inman > Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:42 AM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
What I have done in the past was incorporate a "weather checker" duty as a job in my morning messages/daily activities. I would choose a student's name each week and have them look out the window and check the weather. Depending on what they saw, we would dress up a laminated cutout bear on the morn...

by Zoxchilt Zuniga > Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:08 PM

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Early Childhood
Science Notebooks
Science Notebooks are a great idea! In a few of my college classes, we have had interactive notebooks and even as an adult, I find that I learn so much from having one. One essential to it is to not only have the students write in it with pencil but have them glue handouts and charts onto it. Als...

by Audrey Stall > Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:30 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I also agree that a possible way to teach your students about the weather would be to incorporate the transition between summer and winter because that is a drastic change. We just completed weather in my class and my students watch the weather on the news and are excited to share the forecast with ...

by Monica Humphery > Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:26 PM

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Early Childhood
Teaching the Seasons
This is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! Another pretty awesome way for students to experiment and explore different seasons is a program called Gizmos. Unfortunately, you do have to have a subscription, but it is definitely worth it! Students are able to explore how the position of the Earth a...

by Danielle Cadenhead > Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:28 PM

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Early Childhood
Gardening at school with young children
I think it would be great to start the garden right away because the students get a chance to see how the plants are affected by the weather and season throughout the year.

by Cecilia Goff > Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:52 PM

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Early Childhood
Science Websites for Students
http://climatekids.nasa.gov/ is awesome. The videos provide a lot of educational content. I found a bunch of great videos from the EPA and others, this one was really good https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/. Even gives kids some ways to get involved. Really cool. http://pbskids.org/games...

by Rachel Harmon > Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:43 PM

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Elementary Science
Kindergarten activities
I love this idea. Students are still talking about this movie and it would be a great way to talk about weather and snow. This would really help the students to get engaged and make a connection.

by Malorie Fenwick > Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:43 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I have seen a lot of great ideas on how to introduce weather to younger students and I think introducing a book would be awesome. Students love carpet time and they enjoy be read to as well. Another opportunity to get students to know about weather is by having a weather helper in the morning to loo...

by Trisha Carmona > Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:48 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I agree with all the posts that mention graphing weather on a daily basis. When children are aware of what is happening, they begin to notice patterns. It is interesting to compare graphs from week to week and month to month. We say, "climate is what you expect, weather is what you get."

by Cara Cook > Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:24 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
One idea that a fellow teacher of mine had was weather journals. The students can keep a log of what the weather looks and feels like in the morning and night at their house. Then the next day in class, you can reflect on it as a whole group! This helped us show that weather not only changes through...

by Ryan Alder > Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:08 PM

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Early Childhood
Kindergarten activities
I think the important thing with the younger students is to build a strong foundation and a love for science. I think so many students are afraid or uncomfortable with science because they did not get enough exposure to it in the younger grades. Hands on activities are always a must. Let the student...

by Courtney George > Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:43 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
The daily calendar would be great to help you. Talk about the date and weather with students every day.

by Lingling Xing > Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:43 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I think having a weatherman as a class job would be a fun idea to teach the students about weather patterns. Every day when doing calendar, the students will be able to see the different kinds of weather there is.

by Kathy Nguyen > Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:51 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I am currently student teaching in a preschool classroom. Everyday, we spend time discussing both the calendar and the weather. Each week, a new student is picked as "weather reporter" and the weather for each day is observed, discussed, and graphed. The students really seem to understand the differ...

by Lesley Cooper > Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:55 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I think going over the weather everyday in the morning during calendar can help with that. Just like you would go over the month of the year you are on, also have the season you are on as well. Have students look outside and tell you what the weather is like for the day. Incorporate vocabulary words...

by Daniela Morales > Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:33 PM

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Early Childhood
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 24, 2016
Please complete or re-complete the climate Change post.  I would like to read the entire post and my view is cut off half way through the third sentence. Thank you! Oops, I found your link at the top of the page and I read the rest of the paragraph. Thanks!

by Bonnie Thurber > Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:17 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 24, 2016
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by Matthew Bobrowsky > Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:52 AM

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STEM
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 24, 2016
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by Matthew Bobrowsky > Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:48 AM

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Current Events in Science -- Nov. 24, 2016
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by Matthew Bobrowsky > Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:48 AM

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Life Science
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 24, 2016
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by Matthew Bobrowsky > Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:41 AM

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General Science and Teaching
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 24, 2016
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by Matthew Bobrowsky > Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:41 AM

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Elementary Science
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 24, 2016
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by Matthew Bobrowsky > Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:40 AM

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Earth and Space Science
weather and Elementary
I have seen in classes where they would dress up a mini version of their schools mascots every day to represent the weather out side. Then the teacher would go into the clothes and the season and months.

by Shelby Royer > Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:33 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
Hello! We talk about the weather every morning during calendar time and we also go for a walk as we discuss the weather. I would suggest taking your students outside for a quick walk and talk about the weather for the day. I also suggest reading books about weather to your students.

by Dayse Pena > Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:55 PM

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Early Childhood
Current Events in Science -- Nov. 19, 2016
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by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:18 PM

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Current Events in Science -- Nov. 19, 2016
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by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:17 PM

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Current Events in Science -- Nov. 19, 2016
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by Matthew Bobrowsky > Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:15 PM

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